David S. Hammond

October 27, 1940June 6, 2021

David S. Hammond, 80, of Malvern Pa., was born on October 27, 1940 and died Sunday June 6, 2021.

He was the first-born of the late William and Dorothy Hammond, born in Corumba, Brazil. He spent his first twelve years in Bolivia where his parents were missionaries. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated from Drexel University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked for Sharples/Pennwalt, Humboldt Decanter, Westfalia, and Alfa Laval waste treatment engineering firms and travelled around the world as part of the sales department. He retired from Alfa Laval as Executive Vice President of Sales.

You could not ask for a better and good man than David. He had the most beautiful smile and was known for his warmth, sense of humor, and generosity. He enjoyed being with family and longtime friends. Over the years, he enjoyed dancing with his wife, puzzles and board games, golf, reading mysteries, writing poetry, and deep spiritual practice. He was a dedicated Associate at the Daylesford Abbey where he also published photographs of the nature around the grounds and at Abbey functions. He also loved to run errands and be of service to others.

David is survived by his loving wife Lucinda (Cindy) of almost 60 years and their five beautiful children: Katherine Holtz (John) of Pittsburgh, Pa., Lucinda Marturano (Thomas) of Malvern, Pa., Mark Hammond (Moe’) of Kanazawa, Japan, Madeline Hammond of St. Davids, Pa., and John Hammond who preceded him in death. David is survived by siblings Josh Hammond (Lynn McCormick) of Charlestown, S.C., and Paul Hammond (Grace) of Whiteland, Ind., and seventeen nieces and nephews and their children.

“Pop Pop” loved his grandchildren Eric Marturano (Erin), Bridget Yoder (Brendon), Oscar and Finn Spiers, Jim Marturano, and Zen Hammond. The latest addition is great-grandson Marco Marturano.

Visitation will take place at 10 am, followed by a funeral mass at 11 am on Friday, June 11 at the Daylesford Abbey, 220 South Valley Rd, Paoli, Pa. The family asks that donations go to the Daylesford Abbey ( in honor of David.

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Jeffrey Keep

June 10, 2021

I met great uncle Dave 3 times in my life.
Once in 1997, though don’t remember him much. I was only 8 at the time.
Another in 2010 for the Hammond Reunion.
Lastly on July 4, 2016 for Independence Day celebration.
The last thing Dave said to me before my wife and I left the Philly that night was:
“You have a great wife. Take care of her.”
Haven’t forgotten that 5 years later.
Rest In Peace Dave